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    September 7, 2010
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now good morning maryland at 9:00. >> it is tuesday morning, 9:00. thank you so much for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> vitamin d top of the show. what are we going to talk about? >> it's essential, you need it. and the easiest place to get it is sunshine. so the doctor has great advice. she is going to tell us how we can get it. are we getting enough and what ways to get it. she also has an interesting example for baltimore example. >> move to florida, is that something? >> no. >> from vitamin d, then we talk about wwe. >> i like it. >> smackdown in here tonight. >> our 11:00 producer, dave is so excited about the wrestler. he doesn't have to come in until 3:30 in the afternoon, he came in early. we have the room over there. >> we will talking about the
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gala. the tent is going up right now. we'll tell you more about that. >> all right, excellent. all that ahead. first, we want to get to today's hot topic. >> we wouldn't think of bracelet used to raise awareness and money to raise so much commotion, but it has. two high schools in california. it's whether or not these bracelets that read i love boobies can be permitted inside two high schools. the most recent high school, rockland, california, has banned the bracelets. last week, hunter cooper who is 15 from rocklin high school made headlines. basically support the breast cancer foundation to raise awareness and money about breast cancer among teenagers. >> my grandma passed away before i met her. but i've heard tons of stories and i love her from what i've heard. kids do speak like this.
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they say boobies. >> yeah, it's unappropriate for school. >> if you make the wrong choice, there's a consequence fo not complying. >> the breast foundation, they are selling these bracelets. they started doing this five years ago as an alternative to the pink ribbon campaign. that wasn't resinating with teens so they tried this instead. >> of course we want your two cents. we posted the question. what should be done to students who wear these types of wristbands in school? already, we are getting a response. here's jenny who wrote in, would it be any different if the wristbands said, love breasts? and john writes, i don't see anything inappropriate. he isn't carrying a weapon or drugs. if you would like to share your two cents, head to the wmar.com facebook fan page. there's certainly nothing
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controversial about the race for the cure and we are counting down the days until the komen race for the cure. this year, the race is going to be earlier. it's set for sunday, october 3. mark your call lars. abc2 will be live on the air to broadcast the event. if you can't make it, you can watch it on television. we start on sunday in the 8:00 in the morning. if you'd like to register for the big race, just head to our website, abc2news.com. scroll down and click on think pink. >> we were thinking about labor day. our hot topic aboutis about the current economic situation. that adds up to nearly 15 million people. i don't know what 15 million looks like. >> well, jeff hager is going to show us. he talked to one of those people who have gone to desperate measures to provide with his family. >> with his button down shirt,
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tie, and sneakers, he started at 8:00 in the morning on charles street at malona avenue. >> people will try to -- it's not me physically being hungry. >> no, david suspect homeless, he's jobless, what he can scroop together doesn't give him enough to live on. >> i don't have a whole lot. >> god bless you for your positive thoughts. >> i always had a job. >> at 52 years old, david spent most of his life in baltimore doing construction work, carpentry, and welding. after spending nine months in a shelter, he could no longer afford to wait to put those skills to use. he got the idea of a street appeal, recalling the generosity of people when he served as a bell ringer during the holiday season. >> people give, you know.
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if they see your sincerity, people will give. i had to be bold enough to put my business out there. you know, i don't have anything to be ashamed of. i'm not on drugs, i'm trying to help my family. >> david is trying to make ends meet, he's also advertising to land janitorial work. no rs he's not helpless. >> you have a nice holiday. >> he's hopeful. even if this is his only work for now. >> my wife and my son, you know, and yeah, i'm very fine to me. >> jeff hager, abc2 news. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, everyone. it is tuesday and i hope you had a fabulous, fantastic labor
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day because today is going p more of the sunshine. although we will start to barm up a little bit. that's pretty perfect, we should be at 81 degrees this time of year: 81 into altoona. a little warmer into charleston and richmond. norfolk around 83 degrees. right now the temperature into baltimore coming in at 71 degrees. phillies around 74. more of the same in new york and 75 in -- temperatures are trying to warm up. the big story once again, the heat, the humidity, check out the dew points here. the measure of the moisture in the air, 50s feel comfortable. when you get into the 6 0áz, you start to feel it. we can take these f f 60th right now and as spue culpeper. the satellite and radar, not picking up on a whole lot right
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now. but we are watching this cold front moving in. this cold front is going to feel really good as we go into the weekend. in the meantime, high pressure is out here in the atlantic. with it out there in the atlantic, we are getting the southerly flow, because you get clock wise flow and it's pulling up those winds from the south. that's going to be the big story for today. also, the gulf of mexico. i showed you this yesterday. we are talking about tropical storm hamine. it made land fall 40 miles south of south padre island. now it is heading all the rain, the flooding into texas as of now. so if your travels take you that way. you may want to hold off. now our forecast model looks pretty good. again, that's going to be a dry front. it's going to drop the temperatures a bit as we go into the weekend. we'll see a few more clouds.
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thursday, more sunshine in the forecast as well. for today, oh yeah, we are talking about 87 degrees. mostly sunny and warmer. you will like today. as you go into tonight, still that southerly breeze and tomorrow, the temperature around 88 degrees and a little bit warmer. you guys like that forecast? >> yes. >> all right. >> thanks. i love it. it has been a hot and tough summer to enjoy. that has been a problem. >> coming up, the heat is causing us to not have enough vitamin d and the formula to get enough each day. >> plus, getting pregnant doesn't take it easy for everyone. how couples start a family. >> one of wwe's biggest shows. we'll sit down with a local
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welcome back. i'm sitting here chatting away with the doctor. she has a great segment coming up. before we send it over to jamie, here's something to brighten your day.
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this gorgeous bouquet. if you need sunshine in your life, take a look at that. jamie. >> all right, let's get back to your two cents on today's hot topic and the efforts of many schools who are bans breast cancer support wristbands because they say i love boobies. on the facebook fan page, what should be done to students who wear these wristbands at school? the next thing you know, they will ban the bumper sticker that says save the tata's, remember that? and she thinks those bands are a major distraction and the kids aren't interested in breast cancer. so if you'd like to share your two cents, head to the wmar facebook fan page and drop us a comment and we'll share your comments throughout the rest of good morning maryland here at 9:00. all right, getting pregnant doesn't come easy for everyone. for some women, it's a pain staking process that requires the help of modern medicine.
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we are taking a look at different options for couples wanting to start a family. abc2 news' linda so tells us about the donor eggs option. >> you want to see a trick, don't you? >> when she and her husband, doug, started trying and didn't get pregnant, it was disappointing. susan was about to get even more bad news. >> i was going towards premature ovarian failure if i wasn't there already. >> what that meant is susan wasn't able to have her own biological child. she would have to use someone else's eggs. >> i would have to say, that was the worst phone calls i ever got. >> she's not able to get pregnant with her own eggs. >> she says donor eggs are an option for women who can't conceive on their own. >> usually it's due to poor egg quality. eggs just aren't really good quality, so she can't get pregnant with her own eggs. >> after consulting with her
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doctor, susan was ready. >> we might be afraid they might not love you or you may not feel like their mother, but pretty much, those disappear once you hold your baby in your arms. all these women bring their babies back to see us and they are so happy and they all tell me that after that transfer, they don't think about this baby as a donor egg baby. they think of it as my baby. >> for susan, six month old anthony is a dream come true. >> there are days when i think about the donor who donated that cell, but i know he's my son. our son, and he was the child we were supposed to have. >> in croften, linda so, abc2 news. >> all right, tomorrow on good morning maryland at 9:00, how gestational carriers are making mother hood possible for women who can't physically carry their own pregnancy. summer is coming to a close
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and that's obviously sad for a number of reasons. the best time to stock up for vitamin d. the question is, now what? the doctor is here to tell us how we can do it. thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> you said you were working the night shift and you got deefficient on the vitamin d. >> yes, haven't been getting a lot of sunlight and it got me thinking about how holder adults don't get sunlight either. how do we know if we are getting enough? >> most of the time you can assume yow not. about 3/4 of older adults are deficient in this vitamin. you can almost assume you're not. the best way to know for sure is have your vitamin d level checked. >> why is vitamin d so important? >> we used to think of vitamin d about your bones and about osteoporosis. recent studies are showing that low vitamin d levels are associated with cancers, memory problemses and depression as
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well as people falling and breaking their bones. so it's really important for all sorts of chronic diseases. >> is this the time to get out there and enjoy it? >> vitamin d comes from the food you eat and supplements, but it's also the sunshine vitamin. we often don't get out enough because we are worried about skin cancer and other things. >> so when we are talking about food, what kind of food? >> it's really hard to get it from food, because vitamin d is stored in oil, not in water. you get it from salmon, sardines, tuna, or you get it from cod liver oil, which not a lot of people take anymore. you can also get it from vitamins, fortified milk and orange juice as well. you are still probably not getting the amount that you need. >> we touched on who needing it the most. tell me a little more about that and why. >> so oarld adults need it, so older adults in particular
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because their skin can't convert vitamin d. and people who are darker skinned, again, because they aren't getting as much sunlight to convert that vitamin d to its active form and people who are indoors all the time because you work indoors or because you live in a nursing home or are often not outside much. so vitamin d can't be produced during the class. people who are indoors a lot need vitamin d. >> anyone who is falling or broken a bone, that person needs vitamin d. >> you said we have a good and interesting hoe call local equation. >> what the altitude is and whether it's a sunny day or not. i looked up a calculator to figure out how much you need. if we were to walk outside right now and stand outside around this time of year, 10:00 a.m. right after the show ends, if
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you are fair skinned, you need 15 minutes. more like me, medium skin toned, 25 minutes and if you are dark skinned, you need almost 55 minutes. that's completely sunny. if it's collude di, you need to almost triple those amounts, so up to 2 1/2 hours in baltimore. >> of course, we need that, go do that right now while you r can. >> you can't get the shite vitamins. there are vitamins. and 15 minutes, there's a good chance it's not going to hurt you. >> i recommend people do it before the noon hour. but really most people need supplements. i recommend people take those as well. >> thanks for coming in. jamie. >> she looks like the sun, doesn't she? bright and sunny. >> there you go. vitamin d and the wwe.
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the world wrestlers are in our town and ready to entertain us. wwe was different when growing up. some people say i'm obsessed with my chickens.
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but i like to think i'm just going beyond the call of duty. cock-a-doodle-dooooo! i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. ♪ they're fed a nutritious diet including corn, soybeans and marigolds. and no candy, gladys. [ clucks ]
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[ male announcer ] perdue. extra inspections. extraordinary chicken. what? they're more comfortable. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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you're watching the station that works for you. good morning maryland at 9:00. >> tonight, tonight, another smackdown at the arena. here he is, kingstone. how are you? >> how do you go from ghana to baltimore street at the arena? >> it's ban long journey. i was born in ghana in west africa and i came over to the united states when i was two years old. my parents came here in the quest for the proverbial american dream. >> and you're living it. >> yeah. >> you have a degree in communications. >> communications at boston college. >> first match ever. >> first match ever? on wwe, it was against david owen. i debuted in charlottesville, south carolina. and yeah, for ecw at the time. >> nothing like jumping in the ring for the first time. >> it is crazy.
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i've always been a wwe fan and i wanted nothing else but to be a star growing up. to be in the ring and even before that when my music hit, i didn't know whether the crowd was going to react positively or negatively, so i came out and they were just so energetic. i was so grateful for that. >> the baltimore crowd is one of the better crowds for sure. once again, wwe is in the neighborhood, so what that means, everyone has to come out and support and have a good time. and be entertained, you know what i mean? >> your signature move is called the trouble in paradise. >> yes. yes. and you see here. here's what i did, because you know, everyone has been on the beach having a good time. i'm sure this past weekend everyone went to the beach having a good time. all of a sudden, that one guy kicking sand in people's faces and blaring loud music, bringing trouble to your
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paradise. my move is a spinning round house kick. when it hits, no one likes. a little parody there. >> take me backstage before you hear your music. what are you doing to get ready? >> i'm trying to get focused. it's very easy to get lost in the excitement and energy. that's what you are going to get. it's such an amazing vibe, you know, to be out there and everyone kind of feeds off of everybody. >> i want you to tell everybody what you tell me in the commercial. going over to france. >> yeah. you asking me what the best, you know, best place to wrestle in front of sers. i can't really call it, but one of the most interesting things was in france. it was a coliseum setting and it was the same coliseum where gladiators used to fight and i think it was something like 7ad or something like that.
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people fought for their lives in this arena and now 700 years later, we set up a ring and doing the same battle. we were talking about it before. i was getting goose bumps, but yeah, it was an amazing experience to say the least. >> he will be on stage here at the arena. undertaker versus kaine. >> this is going to be a huge match. >> he was hurt the last time. >> and kaine took him out, which just came to light. this has been a bigamistly and kaine has come out. >> you don't know who you are wrestling tonight. >> i don't. undertaker came. big match. mvp, matt harty. christian, everyone is going to be there. you don't know when the next time we are going be here again. so take advantage if you get a shot. >> right there tonight, go see them. >> yes, sir. >> thank you for having me on.
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>> can you really quickly do the trouble on paradise on jamie? >> you know, come on now. we don't want that. >> i would, but i'm wearing my nice pink shirt here. we just aren't ready. >> we are send jamie to first mariner tonight. >> he seems so nice for a wrestler. stay with us, we have a new initiative to tell you about. there he goes, to help baltimore city be healthier. not just physically, but mentally, too. coming up, we'll go live and hear why the mayor and the ravens runningback, ray rice are teaming up. and if you are wondering why we are talking about that? it is one of their biggest concerts coming up. why you'll want to take advantage of this. >> in these tough times, we want to help you out. if you are looking for a job at
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9:00, we put three video res mace on the air. if you like to see yours on the air, go to wmar.com. we'll call you to come in and tape that resume and put it live on the air. we'll be right back.
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thanks for joining us this morning. every day we ask you about our hot topic. so today is the effort for many schools around the country who are banning breast cancer support wristbands because they read, i love boobies. on the facebook fan page, we asked what should be done to students? albert writes in, i think the charity is targeting younger people is great, but i don't think they should be in trouble for wearing them. hit us up on the wmar facebook fan page. leave your comments. something exciting is going on right now in baltimore city. they are taking steps to make sure that every single one of
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us is healthy. abc2 news, sherrie johnson joins us live from the jackson recreation center on a city wide wellness initiative. good morning. >> reporter: that's right, we are here in northwest baltimore and exercising is in the air. i'm not dressed for it, but it's definitely in the air. baltimore city mayor, stephanie rollins blake just announced the city days. mayor, can you tell me a little more about this healthy city days? >> the health department did a study and we found in some communities in baltimore, the life expectancy was over 80 years old. some neighborhoods less than a mile away, the life expectancy was barely 60. that's ridiculous, we can do better. this is part of an effort to join with our partners, giant, all of these great partners to create a healthier city. >> wow. the first in the nation. that's awesome. >> i'm very excited.
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i'm also excited we have ray rice out here. so i can meet him, he is going to work out at the inner harbor in september. so the 27th to the first of october and i'm in training, so i don't get out and embarrass myself when he is doing the workout. >> i don't think that's going to happen. thank you so much. we have ray rice here. he is joining us live. come on over here. look at you with your healthy drinks. that's awesome. what do you think about the city embarking on this kind of initiative? what do you think about them taking on that? >> i think it's important. i think it's very important, especially when you have the mayor involved. it's an issue that we all have to address. one thing i said is, you don't have to be a professional athlete to be concerned. you have to be a normal human being growing up. one thing about it is your
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health. it takes a group east, so i think it's very important, you know, and it's an issue that i addressed and one thing you have to do is go together and come together and it's very important. >> all right, okay, you were leading them. you had them workology ut. >> i had a little bit of yoga. i got me a healthy smoothie. >> thank you so much for joining us. there you have it. healthy city days september 27 through october 1. i don't know about you guys, reporting live in northwest baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> thanks a lot. this is a great event for the great bso. the baltimore symphony orchestra is this weekend. jennifer edwards, we were just
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talking about your voice. >> yes. >> it's a tool. it's a gift. and you discovered it at 18? >> yes. >> before that i was a pianist. >> exactly. then what happened? 18 years old, then what? >> i studied in arkansas and i did lots of smaller productions there and then i was invited to come study at the pea body institute with internationally acclaimed soprano, who is a real jab here in baltimore, and so it's been a great journey and i've loved every minute of it. >> unbelievable. now i was asking about -- how do you treat your voice? what do you do? you have to watch what you eat? >> you know, not too much loud talking late at night. all the things that you want to do. sometimes you can't do. >> you have to know your limitations. >> exactly. right. when you are on stage and singing and you see the audience what they are going through. i guess you get lost in it all. >> you have to love performing, because that makes
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all the sacrifice and hard work worth it, when you stand up there and share something so special, you know, from yourself. it's like a gift to the audience. >> now you've been with the bso before, but this is the first time for the gala. >> you have the tent set up already? you have the tent? once the tent goes up, then you have to sing. this is going to be a great time. what are you going to sing on saturday? >> i'm going to be singing -- >> yes, i have that on my ipod. >> it's a beautiful piece. it's always a crowd pleaser. >> i tell you what, can you give us a little? i know i'm putting you on the spot. can you give us 10, 30 seconds. >> all right, i'll see what i've got. >> all right, here we go. ♪ [ music ]
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>> you are something else. >> it's so much better with the instruments. >> unbelievable talent you have. when you leave the stage, do you ever say, i nailed that? i got that song, or do you say, i could have done a little different here? for us listening, it's perfect, but do you ever feel that way? >> i always feel the next performance can be different. that's one of the joys and challenges of performing music. >> i can't wait for the gala, thank you so much for coming
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in. gat la is coming up saturday night at the meyerhof. the concert at 8:30. just go to bsomusic.org. we need to support the bso. >> yes, we do. >> thank you so much for coming in. >> megan, let me see you do a little. >> if it were reversed, you would hear one line of 38 3á8 special. that was amusing, your voice gave me chills. it was gorgeous. >> thank you. >> stay with us, coming up, what this man found while kayaking at a river is going to astound you. we'll tell you what he knew before talking to the experts. also ahead, we wrap up our democracy 2010 series with another candidate from the state's third congressional district. >> and weather wise today, absolutely gorgeous. lots of sunshine in the forecast for you. let's take a look at maryland's
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most powerful radar. we are high and dry as we go throughout the day. we are looking at the baltimore harbor here, people walking back and forth. blue skies, that's going to be the name of the game. get out there and enjoy it. temperature at 71. the big story, the winds out of the southwest at 6 miles an hour. don't go anywhere, i'll have my full forecast coming up. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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hi, who is having a birthday today? we said this morning that he should be in the movies. >> september 7, his birthday. happy birthday, kyle. >> he is from avington, you know. >> yeah, 15. >> if you are celebrating just like kyle, we would love to know about it. just e-mail us all the information with an attached picture. so we can say happy birthday to you. send it to morningshow@wmar.com. listen, time now for our featured events. >> stacey wells e-mailed me to tell you all about the 57 annual festival on the hill. october 9 from 11:00 until 5:00 in the 1300 block of bolton street and on to lainville street. they have great music from the high school drum band. and money raised helps the
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diverse group. its organized by the memorial church. 669-0020 for more information. >> sounds good. listen, i got an e-mail from larry. put this on your calendar. this year, presenting the musical of joseph and the dream coat. >> yes. >> the musical. so it features students from 40 different student actors all over the baltimore area. this is how the rundown goes. building on the campus of cici. stores open at 7:00. they have bidding, a raffle items, and the performance of joseph and the amazing dream coats that begins at 8:00 p.m. so tickets for the gala are $25 starting price. if you want more information, call this number. it's 443-840-art. if you have an event, let us know about it and make sure we know about it, because we want to put it on just like we did. all right, we'll be right back.
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all right, let's get back to today's hot topic. it's all about wristbands being banned in schools. by saying i love boobies. on our facebook fan page. i'm a breast cancer survivor and i was touched when my two daughters chose to wear the
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wristbands. i don't feel there's anything wrong with them. they can wear a lot worse. and dianne writes, some kids have lost someone close to them and who are we to judge? if you would like to share your two cents, head to the wmar facebook fan page and drop us a comment. >> 9:46 right now. we want to go back to our on going democracy 2010 coverage. we will be heading to the polls to vote for a number of candidates running for office in our area. today, we finish by introducing you to some of candidates. and this morning, kelly swoope sits down with another candidate running for the congressional seat. take a look. >> joining me now is jim, republican candidate for congress and maryland's third congressional district. thank you so much for joining us. >> i'm happy to be here. >> what is the single most important issue facing the nation and your district? >> right now, the economy is in the tank. the economic recovery that was supposed to occur has not.
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it will not under the current policy set forth by this democratic congress. we have to get the government off the back of the small businessman. we also have to get rid of the unnecessary taxes or the high taxes and the unnecessary regulations. >> uh-huh. >> what would you do to improve the quality of life of your constituents? be we have to do what is right for the nation. i will support legislation that will balance the budget. stop the deficit spending, reduce the deficit, i'll support legislation to rewrite the healthcare bill to include competition across state lines, tort reform, and importantly, not allow the government to allocate or administer our healthcare. >> uh-huh. >> what are the major assets you bring? >> i have a broad range of
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experiences that qualify me for the office more than any other candidate. i have not been a politician. i'm a naval academy candidate, 1984. i'm a marine officer. a top gun graduate, my last tour was teaching at the naval academy. leadership and ethics. i think we need some of that in congress. i have been in the private sector for many years and i am a family man. i have four kids. two in college and two to go. i can relate to just about anything a normal american family is going through. >> what do you say is the single most important message you want to convey? >> i will be your voice in congress. i have been out in the community listening to their issues and concerns. and i think that's the most important thing. the people are not being listened to. i will not hold telephone town hall meetings. i will hold town hall meetings face to face. i will be accessible. >> what would you say is the only thing voters don't already know that they should know
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about you? >> i have been affected like millions of other citizens by home foreclosure. i personally know how it affects families and homeowners. the reason banks don't want to work with home ordinary reasons sometimes is because of the regulations. there's the regulations actually encourage a bank not to work with a homeowner because the regulations give them more benefit to foreclose or auction a sale -- a house off rather than work with the homeowner for a short sale or a mortgage workout. >> uh-huh. >> and lastly, it would be my honor to once again be a public servant. i served in the marine corps for 12 years. it would be an honor and privilege to represent the citizens of third congressional district. > thank you so much for joining us and good luck to you. >> thank you very much.
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good morning, everyone. we are definitely dealing with plenty of sunshine out there. we hope you grabbed those sun shades because you will need them. we will be dealing with warmer temperatures.
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in the meantime, yesterday was stellar. we loved it. 82 degrees into baltimore. that's one degree higher than what we should be for this time of the year. so 84 degrees into hagerstown and 79 in oakland. a little warmer into charlottesville and that's what i'm forecasting for today b. prepared for that and be prepared for the humidity to rise as well. you are looking at dew point temperatures. the measure of the moisture in the air and once you get into the 60s. that's when you are feeling it. 50s still good. 55 degrees for a dew point into hagerstown, maryland. we are at 62 into annapolis. you are going to feel it there. it's not going to be oppressive by any means. satellite and radar picking up on this cold front that will move through and we will like that cold front because it will drop temperatures into the upper 70s and then we are looking at this area of high pressure. this is the one in control of our weather. off into the atlantic. with that clock wise flow, that's important because that is what is ushering in the
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warmer temperatures and the humidity. we are into the gulf of mexico here. into texas, we are already seeing tropical storm harmine bringing lots of rain. they could be seeing flooding as they go into time. if you are forecasted or want to go into that area, you might want to take some time. it will start to weaken as the time progresses for today and also into tomorrow. but in the meantime, our forecast will bring that cold front through in the form of clouds. we aren't going to be seeing any type of rain. we'll get more cloud cover as we go into wednesday. it will drop the temperatures down. thursday, lots of sunshine. for today, that temperature will be coming in around 87 degrees. we'll be mostly sunny, and we are going to be warmer as we go into tomorrow. but tonight, 67 degrees, mainly clear. still that breeze setting up for us and your forecast for tomorrow, right around 88 degrees. increasing clouds.
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warmer in the forecast. here's your seven-day forecast. if you want to write this down, 87 degrees for today. 88 for tomorrow. then that cold front moves through. it will drop temperatures down thursday and friday. 79. 78. by the time we hit the weekend, still looking good. our next chance for showers and thunderstorms possibly will roll in here as we go into sunday, monday looks good. not a bad looking forecast. > great looking forecast. >> all right, we want to take a closer look at where you're going. that's what one man from pittburg did as he was kayaking down a local river. >> he kayaked many times, but something caught his eye. something older than dinosaurs. >> sean of delmont has a lot of interest. kayaking, history, and standup comedy. but along the river is no joke. amist the flowing water and stunning sights of water, while
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most people are watching the rapids, spotted this. what looks to be an imprint of a pineapple on a rock is really a fossil of a tree 300 million years old. >> i grew up when land of the lost was on tv. so when i saw the fossil on the side of it, i knew it was a tree. >> he sent these snapshots and said this was a fossil. similar to a palm tree. their trunks grew more than 100 feet tall. they existed when pittsburgh was near the equator. the continent split, the giant trees died off and this is what is left. >> i find something that made me feel like a kid. >> there are many reasons why this fossil went undiscovered for $300 million years. right now, the water level here is very low. it's regulated by the dam, but there hasn't been much rain.
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couple that with a good eye and you have one great discovery. >> i'm a professional standup and i perform all over the country and locally and you know, i think my biggest fanfare is going to be this fossil. i don't know how you find humor in something that old. i'm old. all my friends say i'm the second oldest fossil she knows. >> it may not make his standup routine, but the fossil is one for the history books. i'm jennifer mealy. >> what a find. >> how about that. >> you never know what you are going to find. >> a bit of a fossil yourself. >> all right, thanks for coming in. the weather is going to be great again tomorrow. >> i'm going to go for a run tomorrow. >> well great. we'll see you tomorrow. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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